Former pupils meet, share experiences


THE former pupils of Don Bosco Technical Secondary School of Kumgi, Diocese of Kundiawa, met at Boroko, in Port Moresby, recently to share their experiences and encourage one another.
The gathering was attended by Emeritus Archbishop Francesco Panfilo, the new provincial Fr Gregorio Bicomong, Fr Angelo Fazzini, Sr Mary Joseph and Narol Sapak the alumni coordinator in the province.
It was coordinated by former rector Fr Robinson Parappilly.
Speaking to the past pupils, Archbishop Panfilo gave a brief history of Don Bosco and enlightened those gathered on what and how they should feel to be part of the Salesian family.
Fr Bicomong gave an inspirational message based on the Strenna of the rector major, on how they could have hoped in this time of the pandemic by building a deep trust in God.
Fr Angelo, one of the pioneers in Kumgi, encouraged the Bosconians to live by faith and spread the love and spirit of Don Bosco wherever they may be.
“The presentation enabled us to see the Covid-19 pandemic that has taken over the world with a different perspective,” a former pupil Isabella Saleu said.
“It encourages us to be compassionate to others’ view of situations in a positive way.”
Saleu was happy with the gathering and said it was the start of great things in the future.
The Bosconians were happy to meet with one another during the meeting. Their shared experiences spoke of an appreciation of the type of education received from Don Bosco Kumgi.
“It is with great pleasure and blessing to be part of the Don Bosco family,” Celin Baoula said.
“This day reminded me of all the lifetime memories I have had. My heart cried in silence as I thank the Lord for the life of Don Bosco.”